Hall & Chapel

Lotherton Hall & Chapel

The Hall

The grand but comfortable house consists mainly of late Victorian and Edwardian extensions made by Colonel Gascoigne, based around a Regency-period core.

Visitors can bask in the ambience of this charming country home, giving a taste of the lives of the English upper classes in the early 1900s. Restored servants’ rooms also explore the lives of the staff that helped run this house. Upstairs of the house is open annually on a seasonal basis from March to October.

Collections

This charming country house boasts an extensive collection of decorative arts along with dedicated Fashion Galleries, hosting changing exhibitions.

Lotherton has been displaying fashion since its early days of being a museum in 1968, showing fine examples of both historic and more contemporary fashions. Annual exhibitions of dress and textiles are displayed in the beautifully refurbished Fashion Galleries open from March to October.

As well as displaying the beautiful items given by the Gascoignes, Lotherton is a treasure-trove of internationally important 19th and 20th century decorative art, including objects from many important designers and makers. Changing displays include fine furniture, ceramics, silver, metalwork, jewellery and more.

Families

The hall welcomes families to explore the house at leisure. There are five curiosity cabinets to rummage through where you can discover objects relating to the history of the hall, or pick up a walking trail to spot hidden details.

Upstairs you will find an interactive space designed for younger visitors with a digital interactive screen themed around the Gascoigne’s travels across the world. There’s also the opportunity to role play as an Edwardian in our dressing up area.

Chapel

Lotherton’s historic chapel – dating to the 1100s and dedicated to St. James – was once part of the medieval village of Luttrington.

It was restored during the First World War for use by soldiers when Lotherton was being used as a military hospital. The chapel is consecrated and still in use today.